The Apex Quartet is a professional string quartet based in the Dorset area for weddings & events.

The string quartet is now well established as one of the premier string groups in the South, performing for weddings, parties, receptions, concerts & corporate events. The musicians have a wealth of experience having worked in all areas of the music business from classical chamber music, symphony orchestras, theatres, cruises, recording studio work and pop tours.

Members of the quartet have played with The Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony & Auckland Chamber Orchestras. They have recorded and worked with Pop acts such as Take That!, Jamiroquai, Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud & One Direction.

Corporate clients include: HSBC, John Lewis, FORD, RICS & Carnival Cruises


Weddings are a major part of the quartet’s work and many clients are attracted to this group because of their eclectic repertoire. Music includes traditional wedding classical music such as Pachelbel Canon in D, Handel’s Water Music & Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Mendelssohn wedding March, Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. Other classics feature from Bach, Elgar, Mozart, Purcell, Tchaikovsky & Vivaldi of course.

There is a large selection of Pop arrangements with music from ABBA to Wet Wet Wet. Popular music for weddings here includes Beyonce Crazy In Love, Bruno Mars- Marry You, Christina Perri- A Thousand years, Ed Sheeran – Perfect, Jason Mraz- I’m Yours, Take That! – Greatest Day etc.

Film & TV theme music as well as Show Tunes and light jazz complete the eclectic mix of music on offer.

Audio Samples

Performance options

String Trio

If playing area small or quartet is out of budget

Set list / Repertoire





Jesu Joy

Air on G String

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Ave Maria

Boccherini Minuet

Borodin Polovtsian Dances

Boyce Symphony No. 4

Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Corelli Christmas Concerto

Debussy Clair de LuneGirl with the Flaxen Hair

Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme

Elgar Salut d’amour

Chanson de Matin,

Chanson de Nuit

Nimrod (Enigma Variations)

Faure Dolly SuitePavane

Grieg Norwegian Dance


Hornpipe from Water Music

Air from the Water Music

Arrival of Queen of Sheba

Where’er You Walk

Haydn Quartet Op 64 No 5, The Bird

Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet Meditation from Thais


Wedding March

Adagio from Organ Sonata No 2


Eine Kleine Nachtmusik


Elvira Madigan

Allelujah (Exultate Jubilate)


Canon in D



Two Rondeaux

Trumpet Tune




Saint Saens The Swan


Con the Partiro

Time to say Goodbye

Schumann Thou Ring On My Finger


Pizzicato Polka

Numerous Waltzes

Tchaikovsky Waltz from Serenade to Strings


The Four Seasons

A Minor Double Violin Concerto

Wagner Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

ABBA Mama Mia


Make you feel my Love


Rolling in the deep

Aerosmith I don’t wanna miss a thing

American authors Best Day of my life

Andy Williams Music to watch girls by

Barbra Streisand What Kind of Fool

Beach Boys God only knows

Bette Midler

The Rose

Wind beneath my wings

Beyonce Crazy in Love

Billy Joel

She’s always a Woman

Just the way you are

Brian Wilson Wouldn’t it be nice

Bruno Mars

Marry you

Amazing just the way you are

Christina Perry A thousand years

Clean Bandit No place I’d rather be


Viva la Vida



Fix you

Sky full of stars

Daft Punk Get Lucky

Des’ree Kissing You

Ed Sheeran

Lego House,


Thinking out loud

Elbow One day like this

Ellie Goulding How long will you love me

Elton John Your Song

Elvis Presley Can’t help falling in Love

Emily Sandé Next to me

Etta James At Last

Eva Cassidy Songbird

Florence and the machine You’ve got the love

Goo Goo Dolles Iris

Green Day Holiday

Guns’n’Roses November Rain

Human League Together in electric dreams

Jackie Wilson Higher and higher

James Blunt You’re Beautiful

Jason Mraz I’m Yours

Joe Cocker You are so beautiful

John Denver Annie’s Song

John Legend All of me

Journey Don’t stop believing

Keane Somewhere only we know

Kelly Clarkson A moment like this

Kings of Leon Use Somebody

Kraftwerk The Model

Kretzmer She

Lawrence/Trent Beyond the Sea

Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love

Lifehouse You and me

McFly It’s all about you

Michael Bublé Everything

Nina Simone Feelin’ good

Nirvana Smells like teen spirit

Norah Jones I’ve got to see you again

Oasis Whatever Wonderwall

Pharrell Williams Happy


Crazy little thing called love

Bohemian Rhapsody

REM Nightswimming

Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody

Rihanna We found love

Ronan Keeting When you say nothing at all

Sam Smith Latch

Savage Garden Truly, Madly, Deeply

Shania Twain From this moment on

Sia Furler Chandelier

Sigur Rós Hoppipolla

Snow Patrol Chasing cars

Stevie Wonder

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Isn’t she lovely

Sting Fields of Gold

Take That

Greatest Day


Taylor Swift Love story

The Beach Boys God only knows

The Lumineers Ho Hey

The Verve Bittersweet Symphony

Van Morriso Moondance

Westlife You raise me up

Wet Wet Wet Love is all around

Disney’s “UP” Main theme

Fiddler on the Roof To Life!

Frozen Let it go

Game of Thrones Main Theme

Indiana Jones Raiders March

James Bond

Main Theme

We have all the time in the world


From Russia with Love

Jeeves and Wooster Main theme

Jurassic Park Main theme

Love Actually Glasgow Love Theme

Phantom of the Opera

The Music of the Night

All I ask of You

Pink Panther Main theme

Romeo and Juliet Love Theme, by Nino Rota

The Holiday Maestro

The Last of the Mohicans Main Theme

The Lion King Can you feel the love tonight

The Mikado Three little Maids

The Muppets Main theme

The Rose Main Theme

Titanic My Heart Will Go On

Albeniz Tango

Anderson Blue Tango

Bacharach Raindrops Keep Fallin’


World Without Love

All you need is Love

Good Day Sunshine

Hey Jude


Get Back

Eleanor Rigby

Here there everywhere

Pablo Beltran Sway / Cherry Pink

Bernstein New York, New York

Brown Singin’ in the Rain

Collins Cock Linnet

Denza Funiculi Funicula

Di Capua O Sole Mio

Donaldson Makin’ Whoopee

Ellington It don’t mean a thing

Satin Doll

Fletcher Folk Tune & Fiddle Dance

Gardel Tango – Por Una Cabeza


A Foggy Day

Someone to watch over me


Embraceable You

Somebody Loves Me

The Man I Love


Glover I do like to be beside the Seaside

Jobin Girl from Ipanema

Joplin The Entertainer

Paragon Rag

Pineapple Rag

Ragtime Dance

Country Club

Maple Leaf Rag


Kavas Harry Lime Theme


Folks Who Live on the Hill

Smoke gets in your eyes

Heyman/Young When I fall in Love

Ben E King Stand by me

Lemare Moonlight and Roses

Mancini Moon River

Nat King Cole



Kahn/Jones It had to be you


True Love

Let’s Do It

Anything Goes

Night and Day

Rodgers My Funny Valentine

Gerardo Matos Rodríguez La Cumparsita

Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon


Chelsea Bridge

Take the A Train

Suessdorf Moonlight in Vermont

Traditional Irish Sherry Dance


Cock Linnet

Van Heusen Love and Marriage

Harry Warren That’s Amore

Wilson Theme from Fawlty Towers

Withers Lovely Day

Young When I Fall In Love

Traditional Mexican La Bamba

Traditional Irish/Scottish/English Folk Music

Deck the Hall

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Fairytale of New York

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Little Drummer Boy

Rockin’ around the Chrtistmas Tree

Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer

Santa Claus is coming to town

We wish you a merry Christmas

Wham – Last Christmas

Winter Wonderland